Beat Generation Essay

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THE BEAT GENERATION IN A SCHOLASTIC ANALYSIS - literary hipsters and subversive visionaries - I. Subject and method of analysis I 1. Introduction of the subject area 1997 was the year of both political changes and cultural shipwrecking in the social and cutural landscape of the U.S.A. The medias were increasingly selling the American dream on nation-wide broadcasting ranges, infiltrating high-hopes and great expectations into Iowa´s bedrooms, Philadelphian malls and New York´s bars, when two of the most controversial and genuine writers, born in, and exiled from this country, were to be deceased 1 + 2. It was to be the last year for those two (together with Jack Kerouac3) menthors of the Beat Generation, who so very intensively were to change the perspectives and concepts of literature and cultural consciousness in the postmodern síecle. 1 April 5, 1997 Web posted at: 5:02 p.m. EST (2202 GMT) NEW YORK (CNN) -- Poet Allen Ginsberg, whose raw, angry verse epitomized America's "beat" literary movement in the 1950s and '60s, died Saturday. He was 70. He died at 2:39 a.m. surrounded by family and friends at his New York apartment, said Bill Morgan, his friend and archivist. On Thursday, it was learned Ginsberg had terminal liver cancer, and doctors had said the poet was expected to live between four and 12 months. Detailed informations at: http://www.cnn.com/US/9704/05/ginsberg/index.html 2 William S. Burroughs suffered a heart attack and died at the age of 83 Saturday, August 2, 1997 in the hospital of Kansas City. 3 Jack Kerouac died on the 21. of October 1969 in St. Petersburg. I For the author of this thesis, 1997 was to be the beginning of a scientific journey into the heart of higher education in Romanian, German and Austrian universitary institutions, in search for the vast literary heritage of an avantgarde bohemian group of writers,
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